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cheap ATA cables slower?

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Oct 10, 2003
cheap IDE cables slower?

I got some IDE cables from SVC online. They were 3 bucks each for 18". They were the cheapest they had, and they were supposed to be UV reactive. They arent, but that doesnt really matter. Is it possible that I just messed up and got slower IDE cables? Will my drives read/write slower? I was using standard ribbon cables before.
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Aug 3, 2002
Marrietta, GA
I believe all the cables that SVC sells are ATA/133 compliant, making them about the fastest usable IDE cables out right now. You should be fine.